Robert De Niro Slams Trump As ‘Lowlife-in-Chief’ & Praises Press As ‘Saviors’ – Tribeca Film Festival

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Typically Tribeca Film Festival press luncheons preview their annual lineup, with a reminder of the event’s social and economic impact to downtown New York in the years post-9/11. However, Tribeca co-boss and two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro kicked off this year’s 17th annual event at Thalassa Restaurant by jabbing at his favorite punching bag: President Donald Trump.
“Look at all the Fake News writers here today,” joked Robert De Niro to several laughs.
“The country…

Tribeca, AT&T Award $1 Million at Rising Filmmakers Program for Minorities

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For the second consecutive year, AT&T in partnership with the Tribeca Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Institute have awarded an aspiring filmmaker $1 million to turn their dream project into a movie. Director-writer Sasie Sealy and co-writer Angela Cheng garnered the cash prize on Tuesday for their project called “Lucky Grandma,” about an ornery, […]

John Oliver Expresses Regret Over “Failed” Dustin Hoffman Confrontation

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In an interview on UK talk show The Russell Howard Hour, John Oliver expressed regret over the outcome of his “failed” confrontation with Dustin Hoffman during a Wag the Dog Q&A session in New York earlier this month.
“It didn’t really go anywhere constructive, so the whole thing made me feel sad,” Oliver said. When Howard, whose show airs on Sky One, said it was better for Oliver to have brought up allegations of sexual harassment against Hoffman than avoiding the…

Dustin Hoffman Spars With John Oliver Over Harassment Claims: “You’ve Put Me On Display Here”

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In a striking and raw demonstration of the angst that has accumulated over Hollywood’s sexual harassment scandals, HBO host John Oliver sparred with Dustin Hoffman during an awkward 45-minute Q&A intended as a prologue to a 20th-anniversary screening of the film Wag the Dog.
Tonight’s event at the 92nd Street Y, a benefit for the Tribeca Film Institute, featured Hoffman, Robert De Niro, producer Jane Rosenthal and director Barry Levinson in an onstage discussion. About…

Elizabeth Olsen, Jane Rosenthal Demand Justice for Sexual Assault Victims at Chanel Tribeca Lunch

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“So I don’t know about all of you, but I’m having a Howard Beale moment,” said Tribeca Enterprises’ Jane Rosenthal to the women in film who gathered at Locanda Verde on Tuesday for the third annual Tribeca Chanel Through Her Lens Women’s Filmmaker Program lunch. “Like the character Peter Finch plays in ‘Network,’ I’m mad […]

Tribeca Enterprises CEO Andrew Essex to Step Down

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Tribeca Enterprises CEO Andrew Essex is stepping down after less than two years on the job. Co-founder Jane Rosenthal will become the interim CEO. Rosenthal will also continue as executive chair. Essex will be transitioning to an advisory role by the end of the year. She made the announcement about the changes to the Tribeca […]

Andrew Essex Steps Down As CEO Of Tribeca Enterprises

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Andrew Essex is leaving his role as CEO of Tribeca Enterprises after just 18 months and will be transitioning into an advisory role through the end of the year. Tribeca Executive Chair and co-founder Jane Rosenthal is set to step in as interim CEO.
The news was sent out to the Tribeca team today via memo from Rosenthal (posted below in full). It lauded Essex’s work with Rosenthal and the team charged with overseeing the business side of our operations. “Partnerships have…

Andrew Essex Out as Tribeca Enterprises CEO

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Andrew Essex is stepping down as CEO of Tribeca Enterprises effective immediately, the company announced in an internal memo on Tuesday.

Essex, who joined the company in January 2016, will transition into an advisory role at Tribeca, with Jane Rosenthal assuming the position of interim CEO.

Rosenthal will continue to oversee the creative areas and programming of Tribeca with Paula Weinstein.

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Essex’s departure ends an 18-month tenure with Tribeca, during which the company launched its inaugural Tribeca TV Festival last month.

The festival drew such talent as Trevor Noah, Oprah Winfrey, and the cast of “Will & Grace.”

“Andrew has brought a new perspective, diligence and organizational expertise to the vompany,” Rosenthal said in a statement. “I am grateful for his dedication to Tribeca and for the dedication of our strong partnership and business teams, which have played an integral part in the success of Tribeca over the years.”

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“After two years of working with an amazingly talented team to help transform Tribeca Enterprises, I believe we have accomplished what we set out to do: the festival is thriving, partnerships have grown exponentially (with some of the biggest brands on earth joining us) and our award-winning content business is booming,” Essex said in a statement.

“Given all this success, I have decided that the time has come to relinquish my day-to-day responsibilities but will remain an adviser and friend to this prestigious cultural landmark,” he added.

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Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal & Paula Weinstein Open 16th Tribeca Film Fest

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The Tribeca troika of festival founders Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Paula Weinstein took brief turns at the podium during a lunch for journalists in town to cover the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. Created in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center towers, the festival has grown in size and scope, adding television, music, live performance, VR and gaming to its programming over the years.
Retrospectives also are part of the festival’s…

Tribeca Film Festival Kicks Off With Storytelling for Every Size Screen

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As feature filmmaking continues to compete for resources, talent and audiences with television, digital storytelling, video games and virtual reality, film festivals face a growing dilemma. How do you embrace the increasingly diversified field of filmed storytelling, without losing your identity? For the Tribeca Film Festival, which returns to Manhattan for the 16th year this… Read more »

Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal Talk Tribeca, VOD and Festivals in the Age of Trump

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The Tribeca Film Festival kicks off April 19 in a landscape that’s greatly changed for the film industry over the festival’s 16-year lifespan. With debates raging about exhibition and VOD, and tech developments and new media changing the way creatives tell stories, the 2017 edition of Tribeca encompasses movies, TV, VR and a games festival, among… Read more »

New Leadership Steps Up at Tribeca Film Institute

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Tribeca Film Institute, the nonprofit arm of the company that also operates the Tribeca Film Festival, has promoted staffer Amy Hobby to become the organization’s new executive director, with former staffer David Earls returning to serve as managing director. Hobby, a producer of films including “What Happened, Miss Simone?” and “Secretary,” will take the reins of… Read more »

Election All the Talk at Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Luncheon

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“Hello all you nasty women,” Tribeca Productions co-founder Jane Rosenthal exclaimed at the Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program luncheon, which took place at Locanda Verde in New York City on Tuesday. The nearly all-female crowd, which included Katie Holmes, Mamie Gummer, Emily Mortimer, Sienna Miller and Zosia Mamet, roared their approval to the Hillary Clinton reference. And with election night… Read more »